IUD Insertions

IUD Insertions at Satori Health

IUD insertions involve the placement of a small, T-shaped device known as an intrauterine device (IUD) into the uterus. This procedure can offer a highly effective, long-acting contraceptive solution. IUDs have revolutionized the world of contraception, providing a reliable and hassle-free birth control solution. The IUD insertion procedure is a straightforward process that delivers peace of mind to those seeking effective, long-term contraception.

The process begins with a comprehensive discussion between you and a healthcare practitioner. Your medical history, contraceptive preferences, and any concerns you may have are all taken into consideration. Following this, a pelvic examination is conducted to ensure that the IUD will be placed accurately based on your unique anatomy. This procedure itself is quick, usually lasting only a few minutes, and most find the process to be minimally invasive.

Common IUD Insertion Concerns

  • Pain During Insertion: A common concern is the potential for discomfort or pain during the insertion procedure. While some individuals may experience mild cramping, practitioners make every effort to minimize any discomfort and ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

  • Expulsion Risk: There might be concerns about the IUD getting expelled from the uterus. Although rare, this can happen. Your healthcare provider will explain the signs to watch for and steps to take if you suspect an expulsion.

  • Change in Menstrual Patterns: IUDs may lead to changes in menstrual patterns, such as lighter periods or irregular bleeding. Understanding these potential changes can help manage expectations.

Despite the potential concerns and risks associated with IUD insertions, it's important to note that these procedures are widely recognized as being highly safe and remarkably effective methods of contraception.

IUD Insertion Options

There are various IUD insertion options available, catering to patients' different needs and preferences.

  • Copper IUDs: These IUDs work by creating an environment toxic to sperm, preventing the fertilization of eggs.

  • Hormonal IUDs: These IUDs release progestin, a synthetic hormone, which thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching and fertilizing the egg.

  • Mirena: A Hormonal Marvel: Among the hormonal IUDs, Mirena stands out. This IUD not only provides long-term contraception but also releases a small amount of hormonal medication to further inhibit pregnancy. Its effectiveness can last for up to five years.

IUD Insertion Services at Satori Health in Calgary and Alberta

While choosing an appropriate contraception option can be overwhelming, IUDs stand out for their simplicity and effectiveness. If you're considering the benefits an IUD can offer you, reaching out to a skilled healthcare practitioner is the first step. Satori’s experienced practitioners will guide you through the procedure and ensure the correct and safe insertion of your chosen IUD. At Satori Health, we're dedicated to your well-being and are here to support you.

For a list of Satori Clinics accepting patients, visit our Clinics page.